When using jalapenos in summer sausage, do you use the ones from a jar or chop up fresh. If fresh do you boil or roast them to bring out some heat? Or does the heat come out from smoking & baking?
SmokingMeatForums.com Top Picks
- 2,186 Posts. Joined 4/2014
- Location: Columbus Ohio
- Points: 124
- Select All Posts By This User
Jalapenos can be wildcards.They might taste like grass, or they might blow your head off. You can't tell just by looking.
Once a salsa maker explained to me that they use jalapenos that are completely mild, no heat at all - then to get a reliable heat level, they add pepper extract to a certain level so they'll get a consistent product from batch to batch. Look for something like "oleoresin of capsaicin" in the ingredients.